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Brewed by Hausbrauerei Zum Schlüssel
Style: Altbier
Düsseldorf, Germany

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RATINGS: 246   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
AGB (20) - Québec, Quebec, - MAR 14, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2011 Schlussel is an "ok" altbier, but despite being very drinkable, there is nothing very hoppy to speak of and not really malty either, It lacks a little something that would make you say "I want another one right now", just like the Uerige Alt is, for example. The place is beautiful though, definitly worths a stop if you’re near Dusseldorf (along with all the other Altbier breweries!)


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (2100) - DENMARK - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle received in the European Sectet Summer Santa, thanks McTapps. brown with a large off white head with good retention and lace. The nose is primarily fruity with over ripe banana, dark dried fruits and honey. Solid malty flavour with dark bread, hazelnuts, grain, hay, with the fruity notes behind it, especially honey. Many nuances. Medium body, fine carbonation, some sweetness, balanced bitterness. Good complexity and drinkability.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidtjm (914) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 29, 2015
Bottle. Pour is dark with a caramel frothy head, aroma is sweet, malty, toffee. Taste is malty, sweet, toffee, soft body. Exceptionally drinkable

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fombe89 (627) - Asturias, SPAIN - JUL 24, 2015
Botella, Thanks @Lowenbrau. 23/07/2015 BBD: 09/09/15 Color ambar, aromas malta caramelo, sabor dulce

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowenbrau (2640) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JUL 23, 2015
500ml bottle. 23-07-2015.
BBD: 09-09-2015.
Courtesy of MichaelAwesome. Thanks a lot!.
In short: sweet alt.
Pours little hazy copper with nice off white head. Moderate head retention, some lacing. Malty, caramel, biscuit, liquorice nose. Light body, average carbonation, oily texture. Taste is malty, little roasty, biscuit, ripe fruit, little bitter finish. Enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (8556) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2015
330 ml bottle. BB 29/09/15. At the Kahdet Kasvot, Tampere, Finland. Clear reddish copper color with a tiny foamy light tan head. Fruity hops, sweetness, malty dryness and some metallic notes in the aroma. Nice. The flavor is malt, darkness, bitterness, hops, metal and some dryness. Full flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (14175) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2015
Tap at Zum Schlussel, Dusseldorf. Clear nut brown color, good creamy off-white head, lace. Grassy, hayish aroma. Hints of toasted caramel too. Light-bodied to medium-bodied. Hay, caramel, grassy bitter finish. Very solid alt and more complex than Schumacher nearby.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Werckmeister (895) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUN 23, 2015
500ml flip top bottle at home from trade with Erzengel, many thanks. one week past BB-date. brown clear color. medium big off-white head. smells malty sweet, light roast notes, some spices, light currant notes. light to medium body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of bread, citric notes, lightly sour / acidic, spices, licorize, lightly sweet, grapes. finishes lightly sweet and citric bitter. I like it, smell was a bit boring, but taste is quite nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pompfe (10) - - JUN 18, 2015
Well, I suppose if I wrote comments about Alt-Bier from Duesseldorf, they wouldn’t be neutral. I just love the Alt-Bier from Duesseldorf. They are simply next to none. So, I judge all the beers from "Altstadt Duesseldorf" equally.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - JUN 8, 2015
Bottle, 500 ml. Courtesy of and shared with Miro. Dark orange, off white head. Caramel, malty, light bodied, slightly metallic. Light bitterness. Not my thing apparently.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Moravius (836) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 6, 2015
Flasche (50 cl) von Hopfen & Malz, Berlin-Wedding. - Rotbraun, klar. - In der Nase mildes aber würzig-warmes Malz, leicht karamellig, zarte Frucht, ein Hauch von Aromahopfen. - Antrunk mild karamelmalzig aber nicht süß sondern mit zarter säuerlicher Fruchtigkeit abgeschmeckt. Durchschnittlich rezent, schlank an der Grenze zum Dünnen. Im Abgang zunächst nur milde, schwach holzige Hopfenherbe, die sich aber noch zu einem unerwartet langen, fein bitteren, leicht trockenen Nachtrunk steigert. - Fängt arg mild an, legt zum Ende hin aber zu. Michael Rudolfs Verdikt, dieses Bier schmecke wie vom „Regenfaß“, ist freilich ein wenig zu herb. An das wuchtige Uerige Alt reicht es aber nicht entfernt heran.


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